What is a Reference Architecture?
Reference architecture definition
A reference architecture is a document or set of documents that provides recommended structures and integrations of IT products and services to form a solution. The reference architecture embodies accepted industry best practices, typically suggesting the optimal delivery method for specific technologies.
Why reference architectures?
Reference architectures help project managers, software developers, enterprise architects, and IT managers collaborate and communicate effectively about an implementation project. A reference architecture anticipates—and answers—the most common questions that arise. As a result, they help teams avoid errors and delays that may occur without the use of a tested set of best practices and solution approaches.
HPE reference architectures
HPE publishes an extensive collection of reference architectures that reduce the complexities of planning, designing, and implementing infrastructure across many different workloads and infrastructure platforms. Based on decades of HPE technical experience, our reference architectures provide a repeatable, best practices reference with fully tested and validated workload architectures, allowing you to accelerate deployment time with less risk.
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